argo0 (11329) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 26, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mahogany body with minimal tan head. Aroma is medium sweet, roasty, chocolate, Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, with a medium bitter roasty coffee finish. Light/medium body.
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap-pours a tan head and mahogany color. Aroma is molasses/chocolate/anise, some peat. Taste is licorice/some peat, secondary earthy/acidic hops. Light side of medium body.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2009
Date: March 20, 1998
Appearance: dark ruby red, whispy head
Flavor: bittersweet malt flavor, hints of weird stuff, hints of bitterness, too funky
Date: November 20, 2009
Appearance: black, frothy beige head
Aroma: roasted aroma with a light sweetness
Flavor: sweet dark chocolate flavor, touch of caramel sweetness, light bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
Sammy (8360) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2006
2.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A mild stout, both in taste and alcohol. Not bad as a beer or a shwartzbeer, there’s chocolate here. Roasty and coffee-ish, even a hint of wood and smoke, but medium-thin mouthfeel. Also bleach from glass in nose. Malty sufficiently to be Quaffable.
jtclockwork (7905) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft backlog from brewpub. 400th DO/no label beer rating. Pours black. Nose and taste of light coffee, toasted black malt, light smoke and roast. Lighter side of medium body.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nearly opaque black pour has a thin off-white head. Aroma of sweet caramel and lightly roasted malts with a slightly earthy character. Starts with some toasty caramel and roasted dark malty sweetness with some grainy character and light hoppy bitterness. A decent, fairly authentic schwarzbier.
BBB63 (5946) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 20, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown, almost black. Little head and full bodied. The fire brewed woody aroma is more noticeable is this beer than others from Max Lagers. Very sweet, carmalized and chocolate malts. A little coffee taste is detected as well. You can notice some hops on the aftertaste, but the balance is not quite right. Very average beer.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Chocolate and roasted grain aroma and taste with a smooth caramel finish.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark bronze with ruby and no head or lacing. The aroma is sweet with malts & a nice hoppy bite. Odd to find this was a lager. The flavor is well balanced and smooth with a nutty/caramel aftertaste. not bad for a lager!
PorterPounder (5346) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at their Buford, Ga. location. Pours a dark ruby red fading to black with a slight mocha colored head. Has some fresh lake water accents to the aroma with a little bit of chocolate for good measure. Detect some brief chocolate notes in the flavor with some fruitiness and all around decent bitterness to keep it interesting. Slightly thin mouthfeel, Strong finish.